Steve Backley OBE


Lloyds TSB"The event went very well and Steve was fantastic. Multiple compliments from our guests and staff alike.


Steve also handled our young Local Heroes, Laura and Ira, fantastically. All in all, as I think you’ll have gathered, we were pretty pleased with the morning!"


Lloyds TSB

County Durham Sport"Steve delivered a fantastic after dinner speech which was perfectly tailored to the audience of local clubs, coaches, volunteers and schools. He was more than willing to pose for photographs and discuss any questions with the audience afterwards. A really enjoyable speech by a thoroughly nice guy!"


Lucy Gallagher - Marketing and Research Officer County Durham Sport

Association of Colleges"Thank you very much for your presentation at our conference on Tuesday in Loughborough. It was really well received by the delegates and students and brought the conference to a fantastic close...with an unprecedented number of questions from a previously quiet audience! "


Rachel Almeida - Events Executive AoC Management Services

Honeywell Building Solutions"Steve, thank you for your fantastic presentation at our conference. The messages were extremely relevant and appropriate for our audience. The feedback that I have received has been excellent and I am very grateful for the amount of time that you spent in both preparation and meeting our employees after the event. I don’t think that I could have found a more appropriate and engaging presenter. "


Lisa Averns - Honeywell Building Solutions

Gala Bingo"Steve made everybody feel at ease and made sure everybody got involved with the event. We would recommend Steve without hesitation."


Lisa Crow - gala Bingo

Smith and Nephew"Smith & Nephew specialises in joint replacement systems that are designed with the active patient in mind. Steve is the embodiment of an active hip patient, but his real strength is his ability to convey the range of challenges, fears, concerns, and perhaps most importantly, rewards that an active patient may face as they embark on the journey that takes them from their first consultation with a specialist, to the process of post-operative rehabilitation following their surgery. This was particularly apparent recently when Steve made an impromptu appearance at one the UK internal training courses. One member of the sales force in attendance that day had suffered from arthritis in his hips for some time & was contemplating how best to deal with it. Steve explained his own personal experience of living with pain in his hip & his subsequent recovery following his BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Replacement. That member of our sales force is now looking forward to seeking treatment for his condition from a specialist as soon as possible & regaining his quality of life, largely thanks to Steve's advice."


Smith & Nephew

South Eastern Trains"Steve Backley bought our campaign to life, inspiring the press and public alike. He demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the campaign and was a pleasure to work with!"


South Eastern Trains

"Thanks very much Steve for your outstanding contribution to the celebration dinner at our new Excel Sports Centre. Your speech was spot on - it had humour and a strong message and that was very relevant to all those people present who had worked so hard to make the centre a reality. We all appreciated the time you spent talking to as many of the guests as you could and your presence helped make it a really successful evening."


Dave Moorcroft

Staples"Some of the girls were extremely excited to meet him! He went down very well, is a very nice guy and easy to talk to. Got a standing ovation."



BP Oil (UK)"Steve recently attended, and spoke, at our National Dealer conference in Oman. The conference was in effect a two day meeting, with Steve's session closing out the formalities of the business trip at the end of day two, a notoriously a tough end of event slot. It would be fair to say that Steve re-energised our audience of 200 Dealer partners, offering an insightful view into his 15 years as a professional athlete. Steve's delivery of his presentation made it easy to transfer some of the challenges he faced in his professional career into our own business challenge, and the one key principal that I took away was his importance of understanding your plan. I have received much Dealer feedback from our conference and Steve's session was a highlight for many. A truly great athlete, motivational speaker and a thoroughly nice guy! "


Matthew Stenson - BP Oil (UK) Ltd

"The audience loved him and it was great that he could tailor his speech to take in a lot of his experiences at the Olympics in Beijing. It was also brilliant that he indulged them with so many Q&As afterwards."


Jenny Vyas at the LGC

NHS"Steve Backley Started our day with a bang, great motivational speaker that connected with every age group in the room which as they ranged from 16 to 87 took some doing!"


Leigh Beard - Director of Corporate services NHS / PCT

"I just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet with you and to let you know that you were great today and the client was very happy. They will get some good coverage from this"


Clare Rahman - absolute agency

Medway Council

"Steve I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you did on Friday, you were terrific. And it was great to get to see you again"


Bob Diamond - Medway Council

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